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Land Representative - Indigenous - FortisBC

This is a Permanent, Full-time position.

Province: Surrey, British Columbia
Position: Land Representative - Indigenous
Deadline: March 31, 2022
Posted: March 2, 2022

Job Description / Duties

Location: Surrey, BC, CA
Affiliation: MoveUP
Employment Status: Full-Time Regular *Under Review by Union
Salary: $2,951.00 Bi-Weekly

We’re looking for new talent to join us as we reinvent the future of energy. Across BC, we have a diverse team of more than 2,500 employees we can’t do without, yet we’re growing as fast as ever.

You may think we’re your standard utility that delivers natural gas and electricity, but we’re also into cool, innovative energy solutions. Think carbon capture, renewable energies and lower-carbon transportation for a start. We believe in creating a cleaner, healthier tomorrow.

If you like meaningful work, a dynamic environment and forward-thinking colleagues, build your career with us. You’ll get opportunities to grow, lead, solve, and create. So what are you waiting for? Let’s rethink energy together.


Liaising with FortisBC personnel, key Indigenous stakeholders, property owners, lawyers, land developers, government officials and others to coordinate information and attempt to reconcile differing positions regarding property issues to ensure that the interests of FortisBC and the public are served.

Coordinating and conducting negotiations with Indigenous stakeholders, property owners, their representatives, government agencies or private organizations.

Preparing and directing others to prepare legal documents and other correspondence and ensuring that all pertinent information, conditions and signatures are included.

Advising FortisBC personnel, Indigenous stakeholders, landowners and their representatives of legal issues and FortisBC's standard land procedures, and meeting with them to explain terms and conditions of legal documentation as well as witnessing signatures.

Reviewing legal documentation to ensure accuracy and correctness.

Managing files to ensure they are completed within specified time schedules and budgets to the satisfaction of FortisBC personnel and the public. Maintain tracking database.

Reviewing maps, plans, legal documents and property titles to determine charges registered against properties, title restrictions and determining which consents, licenses and agreements are needed to acquire and protect FortisBC' interest in properties.

Assessing, engaging and monitoring the performance of contracted services such as land surveyors, property appraisers and land title agents to ensure maximum benefit to FortisBC.

Applying standard FortisBC land practices in a consistent and equitable manner.

Assigning work, directs, guides and checks the work of less senior positions engaged in property work.

Maintaining liaison with Indigenous land managers, land title officers, government agencies, building contractors, municipalities and other utilities to obtain information or approvals.

Performing duties of a minor nature related to the above duties, including operating a motor vehicle, which do not affect the rating of the job.

Qualifications / Required Skills


Diploma in Urban Land Economics, Paralegal or a related field from an accredited post-secondary institution.
Three (3) years directly related relevant work experience, of which a minimum of 1 year experience in real estate or legal property.
Knowledge of Land Act, Indian Act and other legislation governing indigenous lands transactions in BC
Knowledge of BC laws and regulations related to real estate
Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to:
Communicate effectively verbally and in writing
Successfully negotiate settlements
Successfully resolve issues
Take initiative
Work effectively in a team environment
Work in a courteous and professional manner
Sound analytical, organizational and written communication skills including the ability to prepare a variety of external and internal correspondence and process inquiries.
Basic knowledge of computer system operations, environment and peripherals. Sound working knowledge of application systems and software in use in the department (e.g. LTSA, BCOnline, ILRS, FNLR, SGFNLR, and MS Office).
Must be able to qualify as a Commissioner for Accepting Affidavits in the province of British Columbia.
Valid British Columbia driver's license.

Additional Information

*This job description is currently under review by the union*
Our engaging workplace offers a wide range of challenging opportunities, while being safe, inclusive and diverse. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, while supporting life-long career development. We also encourage volunteerism and nourish the need to give back to your community.

Safety is our number one priority, and to maintain the health and safety of our employees and broader communities, we have a number of COVID-19 safety measures in place. This includes a requirement for all new employees to provide proof of full vaccination, prior to their first day of work or the start of their employment. And of course, we will consider an accommodation for anyone who’s unable to be vaccinated due to a protected ground as defined by the Human Rights Code.

Salary: Salary: $2,951.00 Bi-Weekly

Contact Information

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